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The Daily Blog

Wednesday 17th October 2018

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Some finished pieces from ActonArt’s Portrait and Style class.

Tuesday 16th October 2018

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This week in the Foundation classes at ActonArt: the polar bear!

This project focuses on the use of oil pastels, and using a monochromatic palette of colors to render white objects in a primarily white background.

Sunday 14th October 2018

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In ActonArt’s Portrait and Style class, students were taking cues from the Art Nouveau movement.

A popular style in the late 1800′s to early 1900′s, this art movement focused on geometric shapes and flowing natural forms.

Saturday 13th October 2018

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The Pharaoh is on his way out - but we’ll be back next week at ActonArt with something new!

Friday 12th October 2018

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In Manga classes at ActonArt, students were studying the “action pose”.

This dynamic and exciting type of pose can often be difficult to draw, and is practiced by doing loose gesture drawings to get comfortable with form.

Tuesday 9th October 2018

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Make way for the Pharaoh! Foundation classes at ActonArt are drawing the mask of King Tutankhamun!

This project focuses on using light and shadow to create the appearance of shiny.

Sunday 7th October 2018

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In the Creative Drawing class at ActonArt, students started a project on tessellations! 

This project begins with students cutting and assembling their own unique tessellation - then finding a subject inside. We’ll catch back up with them next week when they finish these up!

Saturday 6th October 2018

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The hippos are charging off for the week - but we’ll see you back at ActonArt next week for something new!

Friday 5th October 2018

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In the Portrait and Style class at ActonArt, students have been practicing their pen techniques.

With “inktober” in full swing, it was a great time to learn about how to convey shadow and shape without grey tones.

Thursday 4th October 2018

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From the Art Year Program at ActonArt: students are taking a look at depth through layering.